Reviews written by Nanouk, Staff Reviewer

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April 13, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Emotional, brilliant story

Clap When You Land is a novel-in-verse written by National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo. It is a story of loss, family and the difficulty of forgiveness. The only other YA novel-in-verse I’ve ever read is One by Sarah Crossan, so I was super excited to...

March 07, 2020 (Updated: March 07, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Emotional and enchanting

The Paper Girl of Paris is written by journalist Jordyn Taylor and is set in both historical 1940’s and nowadays Paris. Since Paris is my favorite city, and I wanted to read something out of my comfort zone (historical fiction), I thought this book would be the perfect match to...

February 12, 2020 (Updated: February 12, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Likeable

The Betrothed is a brand new YA-novel set in the 15th century by Kiera Cass, whom we all know from her The Selection series. Again, castles, royalty and marriage seem to be the main focus of the story. But what should be noted is that this is NOT a copy...

August 05, 2017 (Updated: August 05, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Lovely, emotional and quick read

The story kicks of with Liv waking up in the hospital while people around her are walkin on egg shells. She tries to remember what happened, and why her body is hurting so badly, but she can't. Luckily her parents are there with here, although they don't seem to be...

July 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Original, touching story

Matt hasn’t eaten in days and if it’s up to him, he won’t be eating for the next days to come either. His sister is ‘missing’, his mom is not really there for him and he’s just not sure what to do with his life. He’s also not sure what...

February 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Honest, funny and refreshing!

The Sun is Also a Star tells the story of Natasha, who’s an illegal immigrant, and Daniël, who’s born in America but is still haunted by his Japanese roots. In the book that takes place in a single day and uses ], where she’d lived until she was eight...

December 30, 2016 (Updated: December 30, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Surprisingly good

Caravan tells the story of Scarlett, who's sister went to the mysterious Caraval with a boy she has just met. Scarlett chases her, of course, and finds herself to be in trouble almost immediately. She is engaged, has a violent father and is now stranded on an unknown mysterious island....

November 14, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A funny, sweet and original quick read

We Are Still Tornadoes tells the story of Cath and Scott, who have both graduated from high school and are now starting their very mature lives. They both take very different paths. Cath is off to university: she studied hard and can now do whatever she wants. Scott, however, still...

June 01, 2016 (Updated: June 01, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Exciting, addictive and dark

The book starts off with the four main characters being introduced: Aster, Layla, Tommy and Madison. As a reader, you're introduced to them immediately, all having their own chapters. Alyson Noël knows how to describe the characters, which is why you will have a clear image of them right away......

April 08, 2016 (Updated: April 08, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Lovable yet discussing important problems

The story starts of with Rhea in New York. If you read books about New York, you might have a slightly glamorized view of it. In How Many Letters are in Goodbye you will find a pretty true reflection of how New York can be. And Rhea knows all about...

February 20, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Blew me away

I got to read this book for the Dutch, yet English speaking, bookclub, called “Bored to Death Book Club”. Every month we read and discuss a book that we pick together. And whilst I couldn’t make it to this edition of the bookclub due to my lungs being totally sucky,...

January 04, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A hopeful yet heartbreaking story that left me breathless

This book has been on my TBR for ages and ages – ever since it was released it has been looking at me, patiently, from my overcrowded bookshelf. Today I finally found the courage to pick up the book. It handles such a dark subject, I was afraid it would...

December 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Unforgetable

First of all, I want to thank HaperCollins for the e-arc I received. I loved the book so much, I just couldn’t stop reading it and finished it within two days. Thanks! The synopsis of this story really spoke to me, since it told the story not...

October 26, 2015 (Updated: October 26, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Worthy ending

After a nerve wrecking CLIFF HANGER, I finally got a hang of The Iron Warrior. So thanks Siena Koncsol from Harlequin Teen for the early review copy! I cannot thank you enough, this series means the world to me! Remember what happened in The Iron Traitor? Quick...

October 06, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Thrilling, exciting, hooked until the last page

Wow, just wow. I finished the book this afternoon, and really felt crushed inside. Like somebody stabbed me with a knife and took out one of my vital organs. This book really hit me hard. Even harder then The Jewel, in some ways. This book is the second book in...

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